RED HARP

RED HARP

 Birmingham, Alabama, USA
BandRockFolk

Red Harp plays intelligent rock music as likely to explore the grassroots of folk as it is the digital future

Biography

Alabama's own RedHarp is a family band fronted by Garret and Katie Harp on guitar and keys respectively, Zac Harp on drums and Josh Harp on bass

Lyrics

WILDER THAN ANY FIGHT

Written By: REDHARP

I saw you once, wilder than any fight and darker than any sin.
Silver, red, and soft flourescent light reflected in your skin
a voice that lures me in most every night to leave me in the day
and how i wish it would stay. the traffic rolls by outside like a wave
the wind is my escape
i'm haunted by a familiar dream that screams empty belief
now it's sinking into me
in the vast expanse of future death and love
i've seen the face of God, but i could ot begin to tell you what its like
i'm a pessimist but could i hope for something more
i'm a pessimist but could i hope for something?
Leave your path, but don't start following me. each man must take his own road
that's why i pace in the shade of convictions that i've left for dead
and the light never reaches my head, but a voice still lures me in
most every night to leave me in the day
God i wish you would stay
so flee your path but dont start coming my way
the wind is my escape
i'm haunted by a familiar dream that screams empty belief
now it's sinking into me
in the vast expanse of future death and love
i've seen the face of God, but i could not begin to tell you what its like
i'm a pessimist but could i hope for something more
i'm a pessimist but could i hope for something more than my pride
i've bled from empty veins tonight. i've followed hollow trains in spite
of all that i have come to see
cause no grace is light, it outweighs every shame of mine
but doubt stays every frame of mind.
it always knows me.
i'm a pessimist but could i hope for something?

LAST STOP

Written By: REDHARP


God could never follow you down. you've changed so many times now
you're so far gone i guess we've lost you after all
never to return to who you were
but once there was a place that we knew
that we could always find something true
but its buried in dust
and brother my heart is filled up with love
for the memories of who we were
now there are these demons in my veins
in my blood and my thoughts
and my heart races with time, but time just can't be caught
and i won't wait on that train i've seen death at the last stop
that dark angel hears what i say
but 'ive ignored his words the most
cause you're not here as a ghost and i know you dont have to be told
no. no, you weren't born a fiend
a man must learn to let go
oh. oh, but i've heard you're decrees
and i battle my own disease
you pick your fights like you know what would happen if you lose
but i dont think you do
i dont think you do
this is a path you can not turn your back from
think this through
you are not who we knew
kid whats wrong with you?

NOW

Written By: REDHARP

all you never wanted to act like came out in you that night
when the color left your eyes and all you thought or spoke were lies
you dreamt that you had died. that you fell into the sky
and in your last moment realized all that you knew to be true of life
and you woke up so surprised to be the same
its just that needle i forgot you in its place
its just that needle i forgot me in its sway
you said that everything would never change and you still held to your blame
but will i reject all i have found as body turns to spirit at the ground
all that exists to you is now
all that exists to you is now. the future is turned to past as time moves fast
it won't last or allow for either of us to figure out from where it came
and you held me so surprised to be the same
and you left me so surprised to be the same
and you drove around so surprised to be the same
and when you broke down its no surprise that you have changed
you have changed
and i have too

ON THE NILE

Written By: REDHARP

keep me willing keep me willing if you're willing then child be clean
like the thunder in the mountains and the lightning thats over the sea
cause theres a storm upon the ocean and i'm begging it to be still
but it rolls over a city at its own will without regret for who it has killed
was there fire at creation? now there's fire and its tearing apart the sky
but i play the hand i'm dealt like an infant that's out on the nile
and i won't doubt it i won't doubt it all i've seen with my own brown eyes
what is greater in the end isn't what you've seen
but every truth that you've come to find
so tell me what is it that exists in me
that always holds so tightly to lies
all mankind that knows their end is just the same
that you get older til you die
with your little time what decisions have you made
to be aware that you're alive
i am reason i am reason and i'm killing everything you believe
like the lines around your countrys and the names written out on your seas
cause there aint nothing we've created that has not also been something destroyed
all mankind that knows there end is just the same
that you get older til you die
with your little life what convictions made you change
to beware that you're alive

Discography

REDHARP
"self titled EP"
9 songs

Set List

up to an hour of pure american rock